After completing her first stage of construction at Perini Navi’s shipyard in Turkey, the Italian brand transported its latest motor yacht project across the Mediterranean Sea to reach the Italian seaside city of La Spezia where construction will continue until 2020 when the vessel will be ready for delivery.
Sold to her Asian owner last year, the 56-metre Voyager is once again the collaboration between Perini and designer Philippe Briand and his Vitruvius brand of explorer-ready yachts. As the name behind the shipyard’s three proven expedition yachts (Exuma, Galileo G and Nautilus), Briand continued the familiar look of these vessels while at the same time creating a new and modern style to suit the revived brand’s image.
At 55.6 metres in length, 9.7 metres in width and measuring 824 GT, Voyager is expected to be able to cover 5,000 nm at 12 knots and reach 16.5 knots at full throttle when completed. “Seeing a new yacht take shape like this is always very exciting,” commented Perini Navi Chairman and CEO Lamberto Tacoli. “The lines of this 56m Voyager are the result of an ongoing commitment to preserve the unmistakable Perini Navi style while obtaining a modern, efficient and more generously-sized yacht.”
The steel and aluminium project is joined by six other vessels currently in various stages of construction, including a similar 53-metre motor yacht, two radical 42-metre performance sloops and an innovative 25-metre Eco Tender amongst others.